Quick Hits: September 21, 2020

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Dometic Marine has named marine industry veteran Al Sundoro as vice president of business development. For the past 12 years, Sundoro was at Garmin International, and focused on growing emerging markets through his business research and development efforts. “Our company is focused on growing our influence and expanding our business into new areas of the marine industry,” said Dometic president Eric Fetchko in a statement. “Al has a track record of success in doing this very thing. His experience and energy will be invaluable to us as we develop the products and business strategies that will take our global marine business to new levels.” 

Mercury Marine outboards will be available for the first time on a wealth of Sportsman Boats later this year, including the 352, 322, 302, 251, 252, 267, 267OE and 247. “We are seeing increased adoption of our entire product lineup from boaters around the world, specifically our high horsepower outboards which has led to increased adoption from new OEMs and dealers,” said Mercury Marine president Chris Drees in a statement. “Over the past 12 months, we have partnered with 100 new dealers and close to 40 new OEMs — many in key saltwater markets across the United States.”


Quick Hits: March 3, 2021

RBFF’s Take Me Fishing campaign offers embeddable fishing and boating map

MAN Achieves Emissions Certifications

The engine manufacturer, which also announced an extension of its supply partnership with the Ferretti Group, now meets major emissions standards worldwide.

In-Person Palm Beach Show Approved

The city of West Palm Beach OK’d the permit for the four-day show, which opens March 25 with a host of safety precautions.

Distributor Expands ePropulsion Sales Territory

Mack Boring will now offer ePropulsion’s electric outboards in the entire North American and Central American markets.

Registration Still Open for NMMA Webinar

The March 4 State of the Industry webinar includes the presentation of the Marine Industry Customer Satisfaction Index Awards and the Alan J. Freedman Award.

Rollick Secures $8.5 million in Funding

The market strategists said Web traffic in the third quarter of 2020 was up 245 percent on a year-over-year basis.

Time to Cry Foul Over Erie Canal Changes

An act has been introduced in the waning days of New York’s annual budget process that allows no opportunity for public input.